Category: Africa

Metso Will Shut Down Isithebe Foundry in South Africa

Metso has decided to close the Isithebe foundry in South Africa by the end of September. The decision affects approximately 200 workers at the foundry. “Our strategy is to utilize synergies of the most-efficient manufacturing...

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Orion Completes BFS on Prieska Project

Orion Minerals Ltd. announced the positive outcomes of a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) for the Foundation Phase of its Prieska copper-zinc project, located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The BFS highlights the...

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43 Illegal Miner Fatalities at Kamoto Copper

Forty-three illegal artisanal miners were killed at Kamoto Copper Co.’s (KCC), a subsidiary of Glencore, mining concessions in the Kolwezi area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to local news sources on Friday,...

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Lucara Recovers 1,758-carat Diamond From Karowe

Lucara Diamond Corp. announced the recovery of a 1,758-carat diamond from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana. One of the largest diamonds in recorded history, the largest diamond recovered in Botswana, and...

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Avesoro Going Underground at New Liberty in Liberia

Avesoro Resources has reported positive results from a prefeasibility study (PFS) of its New Liberty gold operations in Liberia, including plans to transition from open-pit to underground mining. The plan to go underground at...

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Marange Will Open New Exploration Zones

By Gavin Du Venage, South African Editor CAPETOWN, South Africa—Zimbabwe is moving to bring the Marange diamond field back into full production by opening new exploration zones and entering into partnerships with mining...

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Rio Tinto Approves $463M Investment in Zulti South

Rio Tinto has approved the next stage in the development of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa through the construction of the Zulti South project. The $463 million — including Rio Tinto’s share of $343 million —...

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